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A Recipe for Life: When cookbook author and MasterChef winner Christine Ha lost her eyesight to a rare autoimmune disease, she thought her life was over. It turns out, it was just...

Firpo-Cappiello, Robert

Neurology Now . 13(3):16-20, June/July 2017.

When cookbook author and MasterChef winner Christine Ha lost her eyesight to a rare autoimmune disease, she thought her life was over. It turns out, it was just beginning.

Game Theory: How do video games affect the developing brains of children and teens?

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now . 10(3):32-36, June/July 2014.

How do video games affect the developing brain? Researchers and gamers discuss the addictive qualities of video games and how they may alter the structure of young brains—often, for worse. Neurologists also provide tips and warning signs for parents to reduce their child's risk for video game addiction.

Living With Pain

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now . 9(2):26-30, April-May 2013.

People with neurologic disorders often experience daily, unremitting pain. In fact, as many as 50 percent have considered suicide as an escape. But with appropriate treatment, patients are able to rediscover hope. Here, we profile two individuals who overcame suicidal thoughts and learned to live with their chronic pain.

Stronger After Stroke: Fifty years ago, doctors and researchers thought recovery from stroke was limited. Today, they know that survivors have a lot more control over their own...

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now . 12(5):32-37, October/November 2016.

Fifty years ago, doctors and researchers thought recovery from stroke was limited. Today, they know that survivors have a lot more control over their own recovery. Here's how to ensure the best possible outcome.

Not Just Tremor: Recognizing depression and other non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Valeo, Tom

Neurology Now . 8(6):22-27, December-january 2012.

Parkinson's disease (PD) is commonly associated with visible motor symptoms—tremor, slow movement, and rigidity. But its many non-motor symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, may be harder to detect. “Patients and caregivers feel the burden of these non-motor symptoms,” says Dr. Christopher G. Goetz. Read on for more information about the non-motor symptoms of PD, treatment options, and emerging research.

Shining A Light: Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley wants to help other families dealing with primary progressive aphasia avoid the mistakes she and her family made in caring for...

Bolster, Mary; Roberts-Grey, Gina

Neurology Now . 12(5):24-27, October/November 2016.

Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley wants to help other families dealing with primary progressive aphasia avoid the mistakes her family made in caring for her mother

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